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ValidationSummary.ShowSummary Property

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the validation summary is displayed inline.

Namespace:  System.Web.UI.WebControls
Assembly:  System.Web (in System.Web.dll)

public bool ShowSummary { get; set; }
<asp:ValidationSummary ShowSummary="True|False" />

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the validation summary is displayed inline; otherwise, false. The default is true.

This property can be used in addition to the ShowMessageBox property to control where the validation summary is displayed. If this property is set to true, the validation summary is displayed on the Web page.

NoteNote

If both the ShowMessageBox and ShowSummary properties are set to true, the validation summary is displayed in both a message box and on the Web page.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the ShowMessageBox and ShowSummary properties to specify that the validation summary is displayed in both a message box and on the Web page.

Security noteSecurity Note

This example has a text box that accepts user input, which is a potential security threat. By default, ASP.NET Web pages validate that user input does not include script or HTML elements. For more information, see Script Exploits Overview.

<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="True" %>
 <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
 <head>
    <title>ValidationSummary Sample</title>
</head>
 <body>

    <h3>ValidationSummary Sample</h3>
    <br />

    <form id="form1" runat="server">

       <table cellpadding="10">
          <tr>
             <td>
                <table style="background-color:#eeeeee; padding:10">

                   <tr>
                      <td colspan="3">
                         <b>Credit Card Information</b>
                      </td>
                   </tr>
                   <tr>
                      <td align="right">
                         Card Type:
                      </td>
                      <td>
                         <asp:RadioButtonList id="RadioButtonList1" 
                              RepeatLayout="Flow"
                               runat="server">
                            <asp:ListItem>MasterCard</asp:ListItem>
                            <asp:ListItem>Visa</asp:ListItem>
                         </asp:RadioButtonList>
                      </td>
                      <td align="center" rowspan="1">
                         <asp:RequiredFieldValidator 
                              id="RequiredFieldValidator1"
                              ControlToValidate="RadioButtonList1" 
                              ErrorMessage="Card Type. "
                              Display="Static"
                              InitialValue="" Width="100%" runat="server">
                            *
                         </asp:RequiredFieldValidator>
                      </td>
                   </tr>
                   <tr>
                      <td align="right">
                         Card Number:
                      </td>
                      <td>
                         <asp:TextBox id="TextBox1" runat="server" />
                      </td>
                      <td>
                         <asp:RequiredFieldValidator 
                              id="RequiredFieldValidator2"
                              ControlToValidate="TextBox1" 
                              ErrorMessage="Card Number. "
                              Display="Static"
                              Width="100%" runat="server">
                            *
                         </asp:RequiredFieldValidator>
                      </td>
                   </tr>

                   <tr>
                      <td></td>
                      <td>
                         <asp:Button 
                              id="Button1" 
                              text="Validate" 
                              runat="server" />
                      </td>
                      <td></td>
                   </tr>
                </table>
             </td>
             <td valign="top">
                <table cellpadding="20">
                   <tr>
                      <td>
                         <asp:ValidationSummary 
                              id="valSum" 
                              DisplayMode="BulletList" 
                              runat="server"
                              ShowSummary="True"
                              HeaderText="You must enter a value in the following fields:"
                              Font-Names="verdana" 
                              Font-Size="12"/>
                      </td>
                   </tr>
                </table>
             </td>
          </tr>
       </table>

    </form>

 </body>
 </html>
    

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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